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Blu Stone Bistro

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661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
+1 518-869-9976
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice but pricy

Went here as we were staying across the street for a conference. The decor is hip and nice. We both had the flatbreads and they were excellent. Menu is high end and eclectic. Food is very good but a bit pricy. Seemed me NYC prices than Albany.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
JHT48310
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Nyack, New York
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Windham, Maine
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Our company stays at the Hotel Indigo in Albany and I am so glad! I look forward to traveling to Albany because it means that I get to eat at Blu Stone. The beers on tap are good (and you get a free one if you are staying at the hotel as a priority club member). The waiter will then... More 

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Nyack, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went here as we were staying across the street for a conference. The decor is hip and nice. We both had the flatbreads and they were excellent. Menu is high end and eclectic. Food is very good but a bit pricy. Seemed me NYC prices than Albany.

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CT
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went for dinner one night while in town on business. Excellent service from Jen at the bar. Decent beer selection as well. Had a lobster BLT. It was good, but was missing something, a little boring. Fries were fine. It is not was I call cheap, but not crazy either. Menu looked very diverse, maybe I just grabbed the wrong... More 

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Clifton Park,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

From the moment my friend and I entered we felt welcomed. The hostess and bartender both greeted us warmly and seated us immediately. Our drinks were served quickly and our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. We had the beet salad and the sautéed scallops w/spinach which was the best I've ever tasted. I felt that food was prepared... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I had our wedding after party at Blu Stone Bistro at the end of May and we were extremely dissatisfied for several reasons. 1. We ordered appetizers to have out when our guests arrived, including a 50 piece chicken tender. That order definitely did not have 50 pieces in it (I believe it was an order of... More 

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Shaker Hills H, Owner at Blu Stone Bistro, responded to this review

I am very sorry for the experience you had at Blu Stone Bistro for the after party of your wedding and thank you for taking the time to bring the events of the evening to our attention. We take great pride in exceeding all of our guests expectations and are tremendously sorry to hear that we did exactly the opposite... More 

Palm City, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I tasted several dishes, and ate hear several times during a week stay here for business. This is a pretty good restaurant, and a a nice break from commercial or fast food, while traveling on business. It's a little pricey, but if your looking for a nice experience and a good meal, for a date or for business, this will... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Chose to eat here out of convenience as we are staying at Hotel Indigo for an early morning flight. Pleasantly surprised by the wonderful meal, attentive service and private dining room for our party of 5 which was nice after being on vacation for a week with two tired boys (8 and 5) we didn't mind letting them play on... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a lunch here that was below par. While I don't doubt that some people get decent meals here, that wasn't the case for me. I ended up with a veggie wrap that was mostly iceberg lettuce, not at all what I expected, particularly since I had a side of salad as well. That was after a long wait, and... More 

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great selection of beers on tap, and good menu selection. I had the meat balls, tacos and DH had a salad. Tacos were cooked and seasoned very well. However, the meat balls had a too much ginger for my taste (and I'm asian!). Ambience is nice and service was attentive and prompt.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This was my second visit to this location and it will be the last. Food was okay but the service was absolutely terrible. When we arrived we waited a good 15 minutes before we even got a water. When my soup came, I had no napkin, and when the flatbread pizza came we had no plates or silverware. Enough to... More 

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Additional Information about Blu Stone Bistro

Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
Phone Number: +1 518-869-9976
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-9976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $30
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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